Cruisin' Ocean City

May 14-15-16-17, 2020

Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at Inlet & Convention Center)

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29th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City

May 16-17-18-19, 2019


29th Annual Cruisin Ocean City

May 16-17-18-19, 2019

With 4 days of almost perfect weather fun was had by all at the 29th Annual Cruisin Ocean City May 16-17-18-19, 2019! Over 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada gathered in beautiful Ocean City Maryland. While the main events took place at the beachside Inlet Parking Lot and the Ocean City Convention Center there were various citywide locations plus events held at the US 13 Dragway in Delmar DE.

Joining the fun at this year’s Cruisin Catherine Bach, best known for her role as Daisy Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard, was at the event Friday and Saturday to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard. Also appearing at Cruisin, from the hit TV show Counting Cars, Ryan Evans was at the event Friday and Saturday meeting and greeting fans as well as walking around and checking out all the awesome cars. Additional entertainment included live music by Mook Jones and Nashville artist Ben Fuller, BINGO, Seaside Jimmy and Cruisin Gold Deejay.

Thursday night of Cruisin Grammy Award Winner and Country Music Legend Joe Diffie, took the stage of the Performing Arts Center. Fans sang along to some of his greatest hits including “Home,” “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “John Deere Green!” Opening for Joe Diffie was up and coming star, plus Maryland Native and viral sensation Jackson Dean! It was a great show!

Another evening event that took place during Cruisin was the Party Under the Stars, Friday night at the Ocean Downs Casino. Golden Touch took the stage playing your favorite hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Plus the 5th Annual Pin-Up Pageant took place with lots of beautiful participants. Taking home trophies were 2nd Runner Up Macey May-Snap, 1st Runner Up Miss Mandie Mae and taking home the title of Miss Cruisin Pin-Up was Ami. There were also exclusive on display and everyone could enjoy all the casino has to offer!

Saturday night the Trimper Amusement’s Family Fun Night was held. Those walking along the boardwalk could enjoy the Neon & LED Car plus ride some of Trimpers famous rides. Boy Scout Troup 261 was be on site for the “Dollar Makes a Difference Car Show” where you could vote for your favorite vehicle with monetary donations that all went to the Boy Scouts.

Friday and Saturday night events took place at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar DE. There were 2 nights of excitement on the track including Racing, Jet Dragsters, Burnout Contests, Tests & Tunes, Car Shows and even a Car Blow Up Fundraiser for the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation.

Some of the country’s top national names showcased their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Barrett-Jackson, Classic Auto Mall, COMP Performance, Covercraft Car Covers, CVF Racing, Detroit Speed, Flaming River, GEICO, Grundy Insurance, Krietz Auto, McQueen Classics, Miller Electric, Mothers Polish, Pinnacle Concrete, Pioneer Pole Buildings, QA1, Ride Tech, Ron Francis Wiring, Summit Racing, Sundance Vacations, TREMEC, Truck’n America and Wissel & Walsh and, plus at the OC Convention Center there was Treasured Motorcar Services as well as vendors both inside and outside selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. There was also a Car Corral and Swap Meet inside the Convention Center where you could pick up a new part or even a ride!

Inside the OC Convention Center Artwork Contender Showcase took place where select cars competed to be on the artwork for the 30th Anniversary Cruisin 2020. Spectators were able to vote for their favorite vehicle. The top 5 were presented trophies and the winner will be announced next May when they see their car on all the official artwork! Also on display inside the OC Convention Center was the General Lee Show Car and the wild custom 73 Buick Riviera featured on the hit show Counting Cars.

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights were the special Boardwalk Parades that will took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Cars cruised along the historic ocean city boardwalk while spectators relaxed on the benches and watched the cars cruise by.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Car Show and Awards took place at the Beachside Inlet. Prior to the awards the Cruisin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to 6 well deserving students plus the banner auction took place raising close to $2000 for the American Cancer Soceity. Before Cruisin came to an end there were more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

We hope everyone had a great time at Cruisin 2019 and we look forward to seeing you back to celebrate the 30th Annual Cruisin Ocean City May 14-15-16-17, 2020.

It takes a tremendous amount of planning and coordination to stage an event of this size. A special thanks goes out to many outstanding people and organizations including the Mayor and City Council, the Honorable Jim Mathias, Department of Public Works, OC Police Department and Allied Agencies, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor’s Center, National Street Rod Association, Car Clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic along with the Ocean City Business Community, especially 28th Street Pit & Pub, A-Stand Grill, Baja Amusements, Bayside Cantina, Belly Busters, Bull on the Beach, Buxy’s Salty Dog, Candy Kitchen, Commander Hotel, Carusos, Cowboy Coast, Crab Alley, Cruz-n Car Wash, Decatur Diner, Dough Roller, Dry 85, Ember’s Restaurant, Fat Daddy’s, Fleet Services, Francis Scott Key, Harpoon Hanna’s, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Hooters, Mad Fish, Marina Deck, OC Life-Saving Station, Ocean Downs Casino, Outlets Ocean City, Phillips Crab House, Red Red Wine Bar, Seacrets, Shenanigan’s, Snow Hill, Soriano’s, The Town of Berlin and Trimper Amusements for making Cruisin Ocean City Maryland one of the largest and most unique automotive events in the country. And a very special thank you to all the awesome PARTICIPANTS and CAR CLUBS!


Event Coverage:
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National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

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While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and Cool 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!

October 10-11-12-13, 2019


May 14-15-16-17, 2020


October 8-9-10-11, 2020



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Cruisin' Ocean City
May 14-15-16-17, 2020
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2019.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


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Vehicle Info

*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$60

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The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*